Cove Point Lighthouse opens its doors for overnight guests

Michelle Basch, wtop.com

WASHINGTON – If area residents are looking for a unique vacation destination close to home, there’s one place that will always leave the light on.

The Cove Point Lighthouse sits on a beautiful spit of land in Lusby, Md.

“It’s the longest continuously operating lighthouse on the Chesapeake Bay since 1828,” says Vanessa Gill, development director at the Calvert Marine Museum, which operates the site.

Right next to the lighthouse, the former lighthouse keeper’s home has been completely renovated and will be available soon as a vacation or wedding rental.

“You can come down here in an hour and a half from D.C. or Virginia [and] be a million miles away,” Gill says.

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